Intel Introduces World's First HDSl2 Router for High-Speed Internet Access.High-Tech Writers
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2000
Groundbreaking Product Offers Cost-Effective Solution that Enables
the Doubling of High Speed Routing Capacity Over Existing Copper
Intel Corporation today announced the world's first router based on the new American National Standards Institute See ANSI.
(body, standard) American National Standards Institute - (ANSI) The private, non-profit organisation (501(c)3) responsible for approving US standards in many areas, including computers and communications. ANSI is a member of ISO. (ANSI (American National Standards Institute, New York, www.ansi.org) A membership organization founded in 1918 that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards in both the private and public sectors. It is the U.S. member body to ISO and IEC. ) High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (HDSL See DSL.
HDSL - High bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line 2) standard. The Intel(R) Express 9545 enables the delivery of full 1.5 megabit per second A megabit per second (abbreviated as Mbit/s, Mbps, or mbps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000,000 bits per second. Because there are 8 bits in a byte, a transfer speed of 8 megabits per second (8 Mbps) is equivalent to 1,000,000 bytes or "T1" speeds over a single pair of copper wires doubling the bandwidth capacity of current DSL technologies. The product allows service providers to deliver a standards-based, cost-effective and high-speed routing solution for businesses accessing the Internet or building private networks.
"Intel is focused on delivering leading e-Business solutions that take advantage of emerging industry trends and standards like HDSL2 in order to make it easier for our customers to connect, communicate and conduct business in the Internet economy," said Eric Fullerton, general manager, Intel's WAN Systems Operations. "This router makes it easier for service providers to deploy a more reliable and affordable high-performing networks."
The innovative Intel Express 9545 integrates a native HDSL2 -- the first symmetrical DSL standard -- interface and a Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (communications, hardware) channel service unit/data service unit - (CSU/DSU, or "..digital..") A device that performs both the channel service unit (CSU) and data service unit (DSU) functions. (CSU/DSU See DSU/CSU.
CSU/DSU - channel service unit/digital service unit ). The product provides robust networking capabilities in one compact solution by combining both routing and a CSU/DSU into one device, decreasing the number of devices customers must install in their network.
The standard-based Intel Express 9545 router is built to interoperate with HDSL2 Access Concentrators and DSL Access Multiplexers (DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL. ) solutions from leading vendors such as AccessLAN(1), ADC/PairGain(1), Adtran(1) and Wetstel(1).
"Solutions built on HDSL2 address market demand for standardized DSL solutions and will considerably reduce the costs of operation for service providers," said Michele Bishop, director of Marketing for ADC's Loop Transport Products Division. "Combining an integrated HDSL2 CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
CPE - Customer Premises Equipment device, like the Intel Express 9545 router, with an intelligent platform, such as ADC's Soneplex or Wideband 3190 System, significantly increases future network management possibilities."
Intel Express 9545 Router
In addition to helping double access capacity, the Intel Express 9545 Router reaches distances of more than two miles, approximately twice the length of current DSL technologies, significantly increasing the number of customers that can benefit from this product. The Intel Express 9545 Router also implements the Embedded Operation Channel (EOC) standard, as well as the optional remote console capabilities which enable full remote configuration and management for service providers. This gives service providers the ability to directly ship the Intel Express 9545 to their business customers for easier installation and system configuration, which can reduce initial and ongoing maintenance costs.
The Intel Express 9545 Routers complements the existing line of Express 8200 and 9500 Routers. These products are Internet and branch office access routers with one or two Wide Area Network (WAN) ports and one or two Local Area Network (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. ) ports. They support common WAN interfaces and routing protocols and are extremely easy to configure and manage, reducing configuration effort and service calls for service providers.
Existing Routers Receive Firmware Upgrade
Intel also announced a new firmware release, version 4.2, for its entire family of 8200 and 9500 routers. The firmware includes new features, such as:
-- ISDN-rate Digital Subscriber Line (IDSL See DSL. ) support for
"always-on" Internet connectivity at ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. rates of up to 144
-- Integrated firewall with "stateful" inspection providing a
more secure environment for the corporate network and
e-Business transactions; and
-- Optional Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol
providing enhanced routing performance for larger networks.
The Intel Express 9545 Router and the Intel Express Router 4.2 release are available today. The Express Router 4.2 release, including the enhanced, stateful inspection firewall, is available for download from support.intel.com/support/express/routers.
All Intel networking products are available worldwide through a network of distributors, value-added resellers and service providers. For more information, visit www.intel.com/network/.
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